History

Thai Native Gems was founded by the charismatic individual, the Late Mr. L.N. Gupta, in the 1950s and was the “undisputed source provider” to gemstone wholesalers for 20 years from the 1960s to 1980s.  The company and its global partners, which included offices in Japan, Switzerland, Brazil and India, provided bulk supply of rough and polish gemstones like Thai & Burma rubies, sapphires, emeralds, tourmaline, garnets and many other gemstones. At that time Bangkok wasn’t the gemstone center yet, though it was establishing itself being in close proximity to Burma and having stones produced around Chanthaburi and Cambodia.

L.N. Gupta is on far left

Consider one of the pioneers in the business, Mr. L.N. Gupta help create a large network of brokers and suppliers and therefore was the go to man for those 20 years.

In the early 1980s, Bangkok started becoming a major hub for supplying corundum to the world due its aggressive mining in Chanthaburi and Thai government’s business friendly policy.  Many gemstone wholesalers who use to purchase gemstones from Thai Native Gems decided it was time to open their own individual offices to take advantage of the situation.  This change in the market conditions actually helped the company expand its client base from only gemstone wholesalers to anyone requiring high end gem stones, diamonds and custom jewelry.

The company is now run by the third generation, Tarun Gupta, A.J.P, G.G. (GIA) and his primary focus is to educate, search and source all gemstones to any end-user.  Using his grandfather’s contacts, own experience & expertise he hopes to fulfill the company’s founder mission statement “The utmost priority in any business is to create and nurture long-term customers and the only way in achieving this is through trust, honesty and respect”

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